What is this?

by Cindi
(Maricopa, Arizona)

A lady drove up at a park with a lake and lots of ducks and geese and dropped off this white bird. It immediately ran over to us and jumped on my husband's shoulder and wouldn't leave. It resembles a small chicken. I don't know what to do with it as it would not be safe at this park. Too many wild cats, coyotes, etc. It's in a cat carrier in my garage.

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Feb 10, 2012
Chick care
by: Judy-Seattle

Yes, you definitely have yourself a baby chicken. At this stage she needs to have a warm place until her feathers grow in. She can die from being cold. Chickens also drink a lot of water. Feed stores sell small bags of chick feed and cracked corn. She will develop quickly and be able to feed on bugs and things in the ground. But chicken like to come into a hen house and roost up off the ground at night to avoud predators. If you can keep her, she will reward you with fresh eggs. That is, if she's a hen.

Feb 10, 2012
Mystery solved
by: Cindi

I found out it is simply a CHICKEN... But I found it a good home... since it's still a baby, she will keep it penned by itself, feed it "Boost" ? and then turn her loose on several acres of land.

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